The British Stiff Upper Lip as viewed by the Victorians
Ian Hislop argues with his usual wit and warmth that we have the Victorians to thank for making the Stiff Upper Lip a genuinely national characteristic. He also shows how the belief became pervasive that suffering in silence was a service to society.
Available since: Tue 2 Oct 2012
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2/3 How the Victorians made the stiff upper lip a genuinely national characteristic.
First broadcast: 09 Oct 2012